Mylon LeFevre was born into a Southern Gospel singing family, The LeFevres. He was raised in Georgia and as soon as he was old enough he joined the family business, singing and playing guitar. At 17 he joined the Army and he wrote his first song, “Without Him.” Elvis Presley heard the LeFevres perform that song, and he decided to record it. After Elvis recorded it more than 100 other artists did as well. Mylon’s first royalty check for the song was $90,000.
Mylon became well known in mainstream rock music circles and between 1969 and 1980 he toured and recorded as a solo act and with artists like Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Little Richard, The Who, Elton John, Billy Joel and others. The pressures of the road led Mylon to a drug addiction. But all of that changed in 1980 when Mylon asked Jesus into his heart as lord and savior. He left the music world and went back to his home church in Atlanta where he worked as a janitor while attending Bible classes.
Feeling God’s call to return to music, but this time Christian music, Mylon was faced with getting out of his recording contract. That contract contained a clause that stated the only way the record label would release Mylon was by an act of God. His attorney argued that being born again is an act of God. The judge agreed and Mylon was released from his contract.
He formed a band, Broken Heart, and they released 9 albums between 1982 and 1990. Mylon also released a few solo projects after disbanding Broken Heart. Mylon and his wife Christi continue to travel and minister.
From the debut album, “Brand New Start,” released by Mylon & Broken Heart in 1982, here’s the video for “Stranger To Danger.”
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